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HI-FOG® Days 2017 Welcomed 140 Attendees with Keen Interest in the Future of High-Pressure Water Mist Fire Protection
23 October 2017

The two-day event brought together fire protection decision makers and executives looking for insights to high-pressure water mist and opportunities to engage with peers. The event program featured speeches by internationally renowned fire industry professionals, Marioff factory visit, live fire test demonstrations and educational sessions on the latest innovations. The event took place 5-6 October in Helsinki.

The event kicked off with Alan Brinson’s keynote address on the recent high-rise fires and the case for fire suppression system retrofits. Mr. Brinson works as an Executive Director at the European Fire Sprinkler Network. The program continued with explorer Pata Degerman’s inspiring speech on his experiences along the roads less travelled.  

The first day continued with a comprehensive factory tour where the visitors got a sneak peek on how the HI-FOG® systems are manufactured and learned about Marioff’s lean transformation which aims at increasing volumes in the same premises while meeting customers’ service and product quality requirements.

The second day opened with Maarit Tuomisaari’s keynote on the history of fire testing, followed by Kati Laakkonen’s presentation on the fire dynamics simulations, and Giancarlo Minardi’s speech on the new HI-FOG® designer system design tool. Inevitably amongst the most expected part of the program were the full-scale fire demonstrations including three different scenarios. The event culminated in a thought leader panel discussion around fire dynamics simulation. HI-FOG® days provided visitors with a great opportunity to learn and interact with the industry’s greatest minds.

“The event enabled our customers and industry key stakeholders to interact with Marioff subject matter experts in a very relaxed environment, building close relationships,” said Joachim Gabrán, director marketing & training.

Hi-FOG Days attendees

HI-FOG® Days attracted 140 fire protection industry professionals from more than 30 countries.

Executive Director Alan Brinson of European Fire Sprinkler Network

Executive Director Alan Brinson of European Fire Sprinkler Network delivered an insightful keynote address on the recent fires in high-rise buildings.

Visitors got to try out the new HI-FOG® Fire Hose Nozzle at Marioff’s Factory and Logistics Center

Visitors got to try out the new HI-FOG® Fire Hose Nozzle at Marioff’s Factory and Logistics Center.

Fire test demonstration

First fire test demonstration compared room fire with solid (class A) combustibles where two identical rooms were ignited simultaneously. The room on left did not have any fire protection while the room on right was protected by HI-FOG®.

Event panelists

Panelists from left to right: Markku Vuorisalo, Director, Engineering, Marioff (host), András Nádor, Founder, Ventor, Juha-Pekka Laaksonen, Managing Director, L2 Fire Safety Ltd., Kati Laakkonen, Senior Research Engineer, Marioff.